Diagnostic X-Ray Phantoms

JCAHO requires that x-ray exposure measurements be determined for commonly used projections in all radiographic suites. In order to provide this information when using Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) or Automatic Brightness Control (ABC) systems, specially designed phantoms must be used. Attenuating material must be used between the source and AEC or ABC detectors. Since these detectors are energy dependent, measurement of skin entrance exposure requires the use of patient-equivalent phantoms for meaningful results.

AAPM Report #31 recommends the use of four special phantoms for use in diagnostic x-rays. These acrylic and aluminum phantoms are patient equivalent, and are specifically designed to conform to the AAPM recommendations.

• Patient-equivalent acrylic and aluminum phantoms provide the necessary attenuation between the source and AEC or ABC detectors
• Helps you comply with JCAHO requirements for radiographic exposure measurements
• Easy-to-use

 


Capintec 2015 Catalog 593CHEST X-RAY PHANTOM

The Chest Phantom consists of four sheets of 25cm x 25cm x 2.54cm clear acrylic. One sheet of 25cm x 25cm x 1 mm and one sheet of 25cm x 25cm x 2mm type 1100 high-purity aluminum and spacers to provide a 5.08 cm air gap. Clinical testing of the phantom has shown it to be equivalent to a 23 cm patient for the PA chest projection.

 

ITEM MEASUREMENTS

• Weight: 17.5 lbs (8 kg)

 

ITEM NUMBERS

Chest X-Ray Phantom..................................................................... 0695-0180

 

 

Capintec 2015 Catalog 592ABDOMEN/LUMBAR SPINE PHANTOM

The Phantom consists of five sheets of 25cm x 25cm x 2.54 cm and one sheet of 25 cm x 25 cm x 5.08 clear acrylic to achieve a 17.78 cm thick phantom. In order to provide additional attenuation in the spinal region, a 7cm x 25cm x 4.5cm thick piece of high-purity aluminum is included.

 

ITEM MEASUREMENTS

• Weight: 37 lbs (17 kg)

 

ITEM NUMBERS

Abdomen/Lumbar Spine Phantom ................................................ 0695-0181

 

 

SKULL X-RAY PHANTOM

Capintec 2015 Catalog 595The Skull Phantom has the same configuration as the Chest Phantom, but without the air gap. It consists of four sheets of 25cm x 25cm x 2.54 clear acrylic, one sheet of 25cm x 25cm x 1 mm and one sheet of 25cm x 25cm x 2mm high-purity alloy aluminum and a center sheet of 25cm x 25cm x 5.08 clear acrylic.

 

ITEM MEASUREMENTS

• Weight: 26.5 lbs (12 kg)

 

ITEM NUMBERS

Skull X-Ray Phantom...................................................................... 0695-0182

 


EXTREMITY X-RAY PHANTOM

Capintec 2015 Catalog 596The extremity Phantom consists of one 25cm x 25cm x 2 cm piece of high-purity alloy aluminum sandwiched between two sheets of 25cm x 25cm x 2.54 cm clear acrylic.

 

ITEM MEASUREMENTS

• Weight: 10 lbs ( 4.5 kg)

 

ITEM NUMBERS

Extremity X-Ray Phantom ............................................................. 0695-0183

 

 

Phantoms conform to AAPM recommendations contained in Report #31, “Standardized Methods for Measuring Diagnostic X-Ray Exposure.”

These Phantoms are recommended in AAPM Report #60, "Instrumentation Requirements of Diagnostic Radiological Physicists."